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Na Dil Mang Ve: Sing Along with Anuradha Paudwal & Channi (CD)


Bhaṅgṛā is a type of upbeat popular music associated with the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.

Channi Singh, is a British-Indian bhaṅgṛā musician, known as the “godfather” of bhangra in the West. Singh gradually started the popularity of Punjabi music among the Punjabi youth in the UK. By using both Western and Punjabi folk instruments, the group produced a new and more modern style in Punjabi music, later known as UK Bhangra.

Cultural notes

  1. Na Dil Mang Ve
  2. Do Jattian
  3. Lathe Di Chadar
  4. Gal Jhooth Kawan Ke Sachi Oye
  5. Been Wale Jogi Tainu Lai Jange
  6. Toomba Wajda EE Na
  7. Mundri Ghar De Ve
  8. Jithe Jhanjhar Di Chhankar

Suggested activities

Books/ Story time:

  • Explore ‘I is for India’. This photographic alphabet explores India’s customs, religions and culture, focusing both on the rhythms of the bustling cities, and on day-to-day village life.
  • Read ‘My Mothers Sari’. – A little girls sees her mothers sari as “”long like a train”” and that it “”fills the air with color when I dance and sing.”” A blue sari is a “”river””; a patterned one is a place to hide with her friends. Best of all, the youngster wraps herself in the vivid cloth because she loves how it makes her dream. The endpapers demonstrate how to wrap the garment. Full-spread illustrations capture the colors and textures of the fabrics and the little girl’s wide-eyed playfulness and love of her mother’s attire. Extend on this story in to music, movement and dramatic play through the inclusion of saris, scarves and materials.

Group/ Circle Time:

  • Read through ‘The Clothes we Wear’, borrowing items of clothing to reflect those discussed in the book. Discuss the differences in the clothing, touching on the climate in each country, materials, cultural beliefs etc. Discuss children’s favourite items of clothing and why this is their favourite.

Music and Movement:

  • Extend on ‘My Mother’s Sari’ story by introducing Indian music and pairing this with cultural clothing including sari’s and scarves
  • Introduce children to Bollywood dance through videos and instructions on Youtube. Teach the children the moves one step at a time before combining the moves in to a Bollywood dance.

Food and Cooking:

  • Introduce some Indian dishes in to your menu. Items such as butter chicken and rice, roti breads and raita are perfect options to introduce children to Indian foods.

Language and Counting: 

Community Engagement:

  • Invite an Indian parent/ community member to come and share their culture with the children
  • Take children on an excursion to a local indian restaurant where they can try different Indian foods

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The research for this resource was made possible through a grant from the Central Coast Council.